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DPLA Exchange and SimplyE, an open platform for e-content services

Kimpton, Michele; English, James; Millman, David; Cartolano, Robert T.

This presentation describes a pilot program spearheaded by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to test a new model for a library-owned and library-centered ebook marketplace for popular ebooks, together with free public domain and openly-licensed ebooks. The goal of the program is to demonstrate how DPLA can help libraries maximize access to ebooks for their patrons. For the pilot, DPLA sought out a mix of library types including a state library, a consortium, and both a large public library and one serving smaller and rural populations. The diverse group of pilot libraries are: Alameda County Library (CA); Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA); Connecticut State Library (CT); Califa Library Group (CA, KS); St. Mary’s County Library (MD) and Yavapai Library Network (AZ).


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May 1, 2018


Presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) member meeting held in Washington D.C, Fall 2017